Join us as we walk through what it takes to keep your child’s asthma under control. We will discuss what happens in an asthma episode; how to identify and reduce asthma triggers; what medications are needed to control asthma; how to monitor your child’s asthma; and how to practice good communication with your child’s doctor.
*Be able to state what happens during an asthma episode.
*Be able to identify five major asthma triggers and ways to eliminate/reduce/avoid exposure.
*Be able to recognize the two main groups of asthma medications.
*Be able to describe what is considered good asthma control and explain why a written asthma action plan is important.
*Be able to define a medical home and the importance of having one.
Traci Hardin, MPH, AE-C has her Masters of Public Health degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of SC and is a Certified Asthma Educator. She has been educating parents, caregivers and professionals since 1997 on appropriate asthma management while working in both the managed care and non-profit sector. Traci created her own business, Breathe Well SC, LLC to continue her efforts of bringing a public health perspective to promoting best practice in asthma management to allied health professionals and those who provide care to children with asthma. Traci has been honored to facilitate asthma trainings on the local, state and national level. Her most cherished accomplishments include serving as board chair for the SC Asthma Alliance; serving as an AAE board member and board vice-president; chairing the AAE’s Community Service Project and co-lead the creation of AAE’s training curriculum, “Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker.”